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Kia Ora! Welcome to Marshland School!

Marshland School has recently moved to its new site and we feel very privileged to have such a beautiful new learning environment. We have taken with us our traditional country values and combined them with what we believe is a curriculum that will prepare children for a fast paced constantly changing future.


“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn” –Alvin Toffler (Futurist and author of Future Shock and The Third Wave.


Our priorities for Marshland School are:

  • to give children a solid foundation in Literacy, Mathematics and Science,
  • to  help students discover their passions and purpose
  • to help them to develop cognitive and social skills and
  • to help them form a good character and be responsible citizens.


We have created a safe and very effective learning environment for all our children from Year 1 to Intermediate! Caring for each other and valuing each other’s differences is part of our Marshland culture.

We have a very “family feel” to the school and this is very evident as soon as you walk in. This is based on our very strong values and beliefs about creating effective learning environments.

I regard myself as being extremely fortunate to be Principal of Marshland, and to be working with such enthusiastic, passionate staff and lovely parents who are devoted to playing their part in their child’s education.

I was appointed Principal in July 2008 and what a journey it has been. I am constantly amazed by the resiliency of our school community who no matter what catastrophic event, never take their eye off the ball in terms of committing to a culture of success for every child.

There is an exciting range of sporting and cultural opportunities, for all our children, and a specialised programme for the Intermediate part of our school. We are lucky to have many parents sponsor our school, and work in the school as volunteer helpers to enhance our programmes.

Our vision for a Marshland School Graduate is for them to leave Marshland School having developed the learning dispositions to enable them to become self-motivated, self-regulated learners throughout life.

Student wellbeing is very important to us as well as academic and physical success. This is a lively vibrant school and a happy place to be in. Our feedback from High Schools is that they can always pick Marshland kids – They are confident to have a go and put their hand up for anything life throws at them! They all have the motivation to learn.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help in any way, or if you would like to know more about the school at

Jacqui Pascoe

M. Ed, Dip Ed Man. Dip Tch. Dip SLT

Principal’s Blog.

In a rapidly changing world, education is too important to be left behind. What does the vision for 21st century education look like at Marshland School?

Each month I will outline for you what our learning model and curriculum looks like in practice, and how it relates to our vision of success for each child. Marshland School graduates will have developed the learning dispositions to enable them to become self-motivated, self-regulated learners throughout life.

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